Est. Budget: $100.00
A man stands in front of the desk of a potential employer. He is dressed in a graduation cap and gown with his recently printed diploma in his hand. He presents the potential employer with a copy of his transcript showing that he has a 4.5 GPA and the words “Summa Cum Laude” stamped across the transcript showing his Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Design & Manufacture of Buggy Whips, and states “I’d like a job with your company”.
There are several dilemmas associated with the above scenario. First, the institution granting the degree has either failed to recognize, or worse, ignored the fact that the quality and value of a degree is defined by the consumer, and the consumer is the employer. Second, a growing concern frequently voiced by industry, business and civic leaders is that graduates are more and more often not equipped or qualified upon graduation to do the job that needs to be done, and therefore require additional training, on-boarding, familiarization or OJT. And currently there is very little effort being made to improve that situation; in fact there are signs to indicate that it is worsening ...